Video: Tupac's First Business Card
Tupac Shakur's Bay Area running mate from waaay back, Ray Luv shows off Pac's first business card for Pushin The Bay TV. His title as National Chairman of the New African Panthers, a pager number and a Santa Rosa phone number are listed, among other things.
Daz Dillinger Song Disses Jermaine Dupri, Suge Knight
The song, which is entitled "Fuck You Roll Call - JD, Suge Knight & Alan Grumblatt," appears on the street album, which was released in celebration of Tupac's birthday. Dillinger's history with the three label heads - Dupri the founder of So So Def, Knight a co-founder of Death Row Records, and Grumblatt president of E1 (formerly Koch) Records - is well-documented, as he had music releases on all three labels.
The track is literally a roll call, with Dillinger saying, "I want to say a big 'fuck you' to Jermaine Dupri, Suge Knight, any other motherfuckers I've had business quarrels with...Alan Grumblatt from Koch, fat fucker."
Dillinger & Makaveli II is a group project by Daz and DJ Nik Bean, consisting of new raps over a collection of beats Tupac previously used.
R.I.P. Tupac Amaru Shakur [16-06-1971 - 13-09-1996]
In honour of the Left Coast's current championship jubilation with the Lakers down Slauson, we salute the greatest rapper to come out the west, with his L.A. anthem. Tupac would be 38 today. A legend lost in time but not in soul. R.I.P. to the G.O.A.T.
411: Tupac's First MTV Interview
Throwback: Biggie & Death Row Records Share the Stage
Shock G Tells Story of Tupac Saving Tim Dog's Tail
Shock G Interview -
Not too long ago I saw that special on VH-1 about Tupac Shakur (Thug Angel). It was really engrossing. Can you tell us something about Tupac Shakur that you've never shared with anyone before?
Live: "I Get Around" by Tupac (featuring Shock G)
Shock G: "One time in the early nineties, Bronx rapper Tim Dog did a show in San Francisco and afterwards some Frisco cats had him boxed in and were threatening to hurt him up real bad. Had it not been for Pac, Tim may have gotten murdered that night.
This was right after Tim Dog's West Coast diss album came out, but the album specifically dissed Compton and Southern Cali, and Pac felt like Frisco was ridin' on Tim Dog unfairly and seized an opportunity to show Oaklands strength as well as show some loyalty to his birthplace, New York City. I think Pac had also kicked it with Tim Dog once or twice back in New York and felt more camaraderie with Tim than he did [with] anonymous Frisco *****z, and probably felt a little obligated to help him. It was in between Juice and Poetic Justice ; Pac was known, but not yet a superstar or heavyweight in the streets. Anyway, that night Pac told Tim and his people to wait inside and drove across the bay to Oakland and came back with an arsenal and escorted Tim safely out of the club and back to his hotel.
They straight rescued that cat. Pac became a true heavyweight in the street that night."
Throwback: Crooked I Spots
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Biggie Smalls sips the brown paper bag brew.
Tupac on Arsenio Hall Night Before Trial
Tupac Shakur is interview with Arsenio Hall in 1994 on the night before he was set to stand trial for battery against film directors, Allen and Albert Hughes in Los Angeles. For this he received 15 days plus community service. Arsenio gets his side of the story out.
Tupac performs "Pain" after the interview. Peep game.
Happy Birthday 2Pac
Pour out a little liquor.
Rare Biggie Smalls Interview w. Sway